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Hanmer, Meredith (1543–1604), Church of England and Church of Ireland clergyman and historian, was born at Porkington, Shropshire, the son of Thomas, commonly called Ginta, Hanmer and his wife. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he obtained a chaplaincy in 1567, and graduated BA in 1568, MA in 1572, BTh in 1581 (as a nobleman's chaplain), and DTh in 1582....

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Leland, Thomas (1722–1785), historian and Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in Dublin, and after education at Thomas Sheridan's school there he entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a pensioner in 1737. He graduated BA (1742) and MA (1745), and was elected a fellow in 1746. In 1754, with his childhood friend ...

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Story, George Warter (c. 1664–1721), historian and dean of Limerick, was born probably in Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, the eldest son of Thomas Story (1630?–1721?), of Justice Town, near Carlisle, and his first wife, Thomasin Constable (d. 1674/5). Thomas Story (1670?–1742), the Quaker, was one of his younger brothers. In 1668 ...